Andros Miavlis, a Greek admiral, born in the island of Negropont about 1770, died in Athens, June 23, 1835. His father, Demetrius Vokos, owned a felucca (Turk, miaul), and put his son in charge of it, whence his surname. The latter settled at Hydra, where successful commercial enterprise gave him influence. He joined the Greek revolution in 1821, and in 1822 became commander-in-chief of the national fleet. In the same year he defeated the Turks at Patras (March) and Spezzia (September); and in May, 1825, he burned Ibrahim Pasha's squadron at Modon, and inflicted further damage on the enemy's fleet. In 1827, soon after Lord Coch-rane's appointment as head of the navy, he retired from the service; but Capo d'Istria reinstated him and placed him also in charge of the port of Poros. After remonstrating in vain against the neglect of the navy, he joined the insurrectionary government at Hydra in 1831, and burned the Greek ships at Poros (Aug. 13), to prevent them from being seized by the Russians. He was arraigned for treason by Capo d'Istria, whose death (Oct. 9, 1831) put an end to the proceedings.

In the following year Miaulis was placed at the head of all the naval stations in the Archipelago. In 1832 he was a member of the deputation sent to Munich to offer the throne of Greece to Otho. Shortly before his death he was made vice admiral. - His son Athanasios was prime minister of Greece from 1855 to 1862, and his administration contributed largely to the overthrow of King Otho. He died in Paris in May, 1867.